i've got a question that's really the opposite of a normal computer thread: how do you have computer parts destroyed
i've been googling for computer recycling programs and/or shredding services, and all i can find are businesses catering to large companies requiring computer scrapping/recycling in bulk. it's very hard for an individual consumer to find a similar, residential service...
so what i'm trying to find is a service or business where you can bring in old computer parts, especially those with sensitive data like hard drives, and have them destroyed and properly disposed of. this means that the part is completely rendered unusable and then recycled so it doesn't harm the environment. i've got an old hard drive that started conking out on me. i can't plug it back in to a system and do a low-level format to clear any private data (credit card info, bank info, and all that) because the drive doesn't consistently work, but the data can still be accessed.
i've also got broken console parts from an old PS2 system that don't work anymore, as well as other miscellaneous computer parts, like an old 28.8 modem and other things i can't use, donate, or sell. i'd rather recycle them somehow rather than toss them in the regular trash.
i hate being a principled hippy looking to avoid id theft and maintain privacy while saving the earth, but , well, sometimes you just have to do things a certain way. can anyone help?